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In July 1797, the Royal Navy was heading Tenerife under the command of admiral Horatio Nelson. The goal was taking possession of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and invading afterwards all the Canary Islands, a crucial geostrategic point linking Africa, America and Europe.
The strategy had been boldly traced: taking Santa Cruz' Paso Alto fort and attacking the city in the darkness. while its inhabitants were sleeping. But something was wrong and Nelson's attempts to attack the city failed twice. Finally, he gathered up courage and decided to lead himself, in person, the assault. But, again, after having lost his right arm, his plans failed.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife could not be conquered by the British Royal Navy but, nowadays, we can follow the traces and hints of Nelson's conquest plans for Tenerife. This tour aims at going back to the XVIIIth century, to July the fifth 1797, and experiencing the battle again.
Available for all types of Breakfast or lunch can be included.